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Assistant Professor, Journalism and New Media
Department of Mass Communication and Communication Studies
College of Fine Arts and Communication

The College of Fine Arts and Communication invites applications for a tenure-track, 10-month Assistant Professor position in Journalism and New Media in the Mass Communication and Communication Studies Department beginning August 2015.

Ph.D. in the field of journalism/media studies or ABD (appointment will be at the instructor rank and all degree requirements must be completed by February 1, 2016), demonstrated success or potential as a classroom teacher, potential research productivity, two or more years of professional experience in journalism. Expertise in teaching journalism in a digital media environment is highly desirable. Interdisciplinary experience or interest is a plus. Evidence or interest in securing external funding is preferred.

Teach courses in the undergraduate program in journalism and new media. Teach two or more undergraduate courses among: mass communication research, news reporting, digital publishing, or other courses as needed. Undergraduate advising is part of teaching responsibilities. Faculty assigned an instructional workload of six (6) course units per academic year for the first year. Beginning the second year the workload reverts back to the standard instructional workload of seven to eight (7-8) course units. Scholarly research productivity and service to the department, college and university are expected.

The Department:
The Department ( offers a major in communication studies and a major in mass communication with tracks in journalism and new media, advertising, and strategic public relations and integrated communication. A master’s degree in communication is offered. The department annually enrolls approximately 1,300 majors served by 28 full-time and 50 part-time faculties.

Towson University:
Towson University ( was founded in 1866, is recognized by U. S. News and World Reports as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, is Baltimore’s largest university, and is the largest public, comprehensive institution in the University of Maryland System. TU enrolls almost 18,000 undergraduates and 4,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has over 865 full-time faculty, and offers more than 65 bachelor’s, 45 master’s, and 5 doctoral programs. Our centrally located campus sits on 330 rolling green acres and is 10 miles north of Baltimore, 45 miles north of Washington D.C., and 95 miles south of Philadelphia.

Application Process:
Review of applications begins September 22, 2014 and continues until the position is filled. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, three letters of recommendation and an unofficial graduate transcript to:

Chair, Asst. Prof – Journalism Search Committee
Department of Mass Communication and Communication Studies
Towson University
Towson, MD 21252-0001

All or part of the application may be submitted via email to Be sure to indicate the position number in subject line of your email.

A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment.

Please be sure to visit to complete a voluntary on-line applicant data form. The information you provide will inform the university’s affirmative action plan and is for statistical-related purposes only. The information will not be used for any other purpose. Please note that the search number for which you have applied is: COFAC-N-2814.

Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.







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